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CORPORATE PLANNING & PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

The function of developing and establishing the institutionís corporate plans and of monitoring its performance against these plans.

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GOVERNANCE

The function of developing and establishing the institution's corporate governance structure and rules, and of conducting its business in accordance with its governance structure and rules.

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RISK MANAGEMENT

The activities involved in managing risks to the viability or success of the institution.

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QUALITY MANAGEMENT

The function of managing overall quality in the institution.

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For managing teaching quality and standards, use TEACHING - TEACHING QUALITY & STANDARDS MANAGEMENT.

For managing research quality and standards, use RESEARCH - RESEARCH QUALITY & STANDARDS MANAGEMENT.

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AUDIT

The function of conducting audits of the institution's affairs and operations. (N1)

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For conducting health and safety audits, use HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT – HEALTH & SAFETY AUDIT.

For conducting environmental audits, use ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT – ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT.

For engaging external auditors, use the relevant category in PROCUREMENT.

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N1

This function is intended to cover both internal and external audits of the institution, focusing on providing assurance of the adequacy and effectiveness of the institution's risk management, control and governance, and arrangements for promoting economy, efficiency and effectiveness. It is NOT intended to cover routine audits relating to a specific function or activity which is covered elsewhere in this Business Classification Scheme (e.g. Health and Safety Audit).

 

LEGAL AFFAIRS MANAGEMENT

The function of managing the institutionís legal affairs. (N1)

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For establishing and managing contracts with external organisations for legal services, use the relevant category in PROCUREMENT.

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N1

This function is intended to cover the management of the institution's legal affairs and the provision of legal expertise to the institution by both internal and external legal advisers.

 

ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The function of developing the institution's organisational structure and culture.

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EQUALITY & DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT

The function of managing the institution's compliance with legislation on equal opportunities.

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HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT

The function of managing the impact of the institution's operations on the health and safety of its staff, students and others while on its premises and in other places where they may be affected by its operations, and of ensuring compliance with legislation on health and safety matters.

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ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT

The function of managing the impact of the institution and its business on the environment, and of ensuring compliance with legislation on environmental matters.

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